One meaning of the word "figure" is "image" or "picture." Figurative language creates pictures in the mind of the reader. These figures help convey meaning and understanding faster and more vividly than words alone. We use "figures of speech" in figurative language to color and interest, and to awaken the imagination. Figurative language is everywhere, from classical works by Shakespeare and the Bible to everyday speech. It is even in tons of pop music, television shows, and commercials.
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comparing two unlike things using words such as "like" or "as" Example: They fought like cats and dogs!
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes. The delicious bread danced in my stomach.
(Imagenes sensoriales) Descriptive language that create a picture in your mind
A play on words using the double meaning for fun
an expression that says one thing but means something else
language that is not literal.
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things NOT using the words "like" or "as." Example: How could she marry a snake like that?
Repeated beginning consonant sounds. Example: The fog filtered over the field finally hiding the fence.
extreme exaggeration for effect. I've said that a million times.
Figurative language that imitates the sound. Examples: Bang!, hiss, drip, whoosh